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The Road to Santiago

SPAN 210
4 credits
4 weeks in Spain
Professor Cecile West-Settle

A study of Spanish culture and language conducted entirely in Spain. During the first three weeks of the course, students live in Madrid with Spanish-speaking families and study language at Estudio Internacional Sampere. At the same time, students engage in an in-depth study of the history and legend of the eight-centuries-old pilgrimage to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela, the burial site of St James, apostle of Christ. During the last week of the course, students travel to northwestern Spain to visit and study the monuments associated with the Santiago pilgrimage as well as experience the art, architecture, and culture of pilgrimage as they hike the last portion of the trail. (HU)

This course will count for the Spanish major. Pre-requisite SPAN 162/164 or equivalent.

PROGRAM FEE: (Paid to W&L) $2,605 includes matriculation at Sampere, books, lodging with families and in hotels, all travel within Spain and mandatory supplementary health and emergency medical evacuation insurance.

Additional costs: International airfare (est. $700); additional spending money (est. $400)

For more information contact Professor West-Settle.